BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Romania said it has enough grain and food on hand and is not considering limiting wheat exports right now due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reported.
Romania, which exports through the Black Sea but outside the conflict zone, is being viewed as a back-up option for countries that typically import from Ukraine.
“Traditionally we are an exporting country because we produce more than we consume,” Farm Minister Adrian Chesnoiu told reporters. “On a good year, Romania produces over 11 million tonnes of wheat while domestic consumption is somewhere around 4.3 million; that’s why I said Romania is not in the situation of the other states, which are trying to ensure their internal consumption.
“From the assessments we have made at the ministry so far there is no risk that the population cannot be supplied to.”